Test your skills at this pinball location in Patchogue

Gamers can expect about 100 machines that span from the 1960s to today.

Strawberries are ready for picking at East End farms 

For berry lovers, June is heaven on earth, with red, juicy, sweet berries ripe for the picking at Long Island farms.

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Guide to lavender fields: Festivals, where to buy and more

Lavender fields flow out east in the month of June.

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Enjoy these purple paradises

NewsdayTV's Elisa DiStefano visits Lavender by the Bay on the North Fork and a new field at Waterdrinker in Manorville. 

LI beaches where you can drive on the sand

All you need is an appropriately equipped four-wheel-drive vehicle, an adventurous spirit, and a special permit to drive on the beach.

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Crabbing and clamming on LI: Where to go

Before you set out, knowing the proper spots to visit and permits to gather will help ensure a successful experience.

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Fishing trips and charters that offer half and full-day excursions 

Long Island's open fishing boats have all you need — bait, tackle — for a half- or full-day trip out on the water.

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Paddle pubs, tiki boats and more ways to set sail this summer

Here are four aquatic experiences where you can get in party mode and enjoy some sunshine.

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Take a dip at these LI pools

Public pools across Long Island welcome residents (and sometimes, guests) to take a swim in the safety of lifeguard-staffed facilities. 

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Public golf courses on Long Island: It's tee time

These places in Nassau and Suffolk and more than par for the course.

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County and state park access passes: How to get them

Leisure Pass holders enjoy discounts at golf courses, swimming pools, ice rinks, tennis courts, parks and beaches, marinas and cabanas.

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Outdoor drop-in fitness classes to try this summer

Forget sweating it out at the gym. Take an outdoor workout class under the sun.

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Things to do at county parks on LI

Residents have a variety of campgrounds, ballfields, biking trails, dog runs, tennis courts and hiking trails at their disposal.

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Here's where to play mini golf on Long Island

Kids of all ages can tee off in a carefree setting.

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Spots packed to the gills with freshwater fish

For freshwater fishing, all you need is a basic, well-made fishing rod and appropriate bait.

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Get in the swing at these driving ranges on LI

Practice your swing at these Long Island driving ranges and be par for the course.

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Where to rent a boat, Jet Ski and more 

You can take advantage of Long Island's waters — without the expense of upkeep — by renting a watercraft from an outfitter.

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Hiking trails near the water

Let Long Island's bodies of water draw you outside this summer — for a hike, not a swim. 

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Panoramic views, shady trails and tranquil streams on LI bike paths

It’s time to get out the bike, pump up the tires and head out to...

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From Jones Beach to Sunken Meadow: Boardwalks to explore

Long Island's boardwalks are primed for sunrise jogs, sunset strolls and everything in between.

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Try these LI bike trails at local parks

There are nearly three dozen bike paths to enjoy this summer on Long Island.

See what state parks have to offer

New York State is filled with parks great for biking, hiking and playing.

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Take a hike on these trails near water, sand and woods

Take a look at some of the best bets for hiking trails in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Running races, walks schedule for spring, summer

On your marks, get set and go to these races all over Long Island.

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Hiking LI's hills: Where to go and explore

Lace up your sturdy shoes and hit local nature trails for spring's answer to the stair climber: a hike with hills.

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Explore LI's botanical gardens, arboretums

Find lush gardens, woodland paths and plenty of fresh air.

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Experience animal encounters this winter at aquariums, science centers and more

Here are indoor and outdoor spaces to safely observe, feed, handle and even take selfies with hundreds of creatures.

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7 summer spots open in winter for sand volleyball, tropical cocktails and more

Enjoy summer activities throughout this winter season.

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Recreation centers, gyms and sports clubs with indoor pools

From New Hyde Park to Montauk, indoor pools are open to the public all winter long.

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Hotels with indoor pools perfect for an overnight trip 

Here are some Long Island hotels with pools for use by overnight guests only.

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The ultimate guide to winter fun: Ice skating, wildlife spotting and more

There's a chill in the air, but that doesn't mean you have to stay inside.

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Super Bowl parties and deals on LI under $50

It's time to huddle up and get a budget-friendly game plan going because Super Bowl Sunday is almost here.

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'It's a once in a lifetime experience'

Experts say February is the best time to spot seals on Long Island, but the trick is you have to know where to look. NewsdayTV's Macy Egeland reports.

De-stress and destroy at two new rage rooms 

Long Islanders can do all of this and more at a series of rage rooms that are popping up locally.

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'We were just able to let loose': Check out this new rage room

iSmash in Farmingdale lets you destroy, smash, throw and crush glass bottles, TVs and more. Customers have said they felt relaxed after the experience.

30 winter activities for kids under $60

Here are ideas for winter outings for the family, from indoor rope courses to roller skating and more.

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Where to play arcade games this winter

Here are some in Nassau and Suffolk to check out when you are ready to press play.

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Things to do with your dog this winter: Art classes, overnight stays and more

Here are things to do this winter that will occupy a few hours of quality time that cater to man's best friend.

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5 art studios where you can create DIY crafts this winter

Here are locations where you can create quick, comfy crafts that will give your home a cozy feel.

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Would you tackle a 24-hour wilderness survival challenge?

These classes will teach you how.

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Where to take winter hikes

Here are hikes with a workout, wildlife sightings and trail views ranging from charming to awe-inspiring.

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Fun for adults: Things to do this winter after work or on the weekends

Ideas great for date night, a gathering with friends or a few hours of entertainment to treat yourself.

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Where to go sledding, tubing this winter

There are only a few days each year we get to partake in this winter tradition.

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Where to go snow shoeing at state parks

Here are some of Long Island's popular spots for snowshoers.

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UBS Arena opens new outdoor attraction

There's ice skating, food trucks and entertainment at the new outdoor recreation area.

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Experience chills and thrills at Polar Plunges 

From Long Beach to Shelter Island, Long Island is a cool place if you want to delve into a Polar Plunge.

Set sail for a day of seal and whale watching

Here are a few worthwhile seal walks and cruises where you can catch sight of the pudgy pinnipeds.

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'We have a responsibility to grow the game'

Two outdoor skating rinks and an outdoor beer garden have opened at UBS Arena in Elmont. NewsdayTV's Elisa DiStefano reports.

Where to go ice skating

Indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks around Long Island to visit this winter.

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The ultimate guide to Long Island's 40+ wineries

Find a winery ideal for picnics with friends or one serving up live music alongside a glass of rosé this fall.

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